Rocking Out With Rumpus Machine

How one local band is shredding the classics and amassing legions of fans worldwide. By Lizzie Brandon. The Jackson 5, The Corrs, The Osmonds, Kings of Leon, Sister Sledge, Bee Gees. Brother and sister acts have a fine pedigree in popular music. And now there's another name to add to that list of sibling successes: [...]

Rocking Out With Rumpus Machine2024-04-09T14:05:47+12:00

Get Into Gear

Lockdowns, working and schooling at home, and other Covid-related lifestyle adjustments have resulted in less need for us to be out on the roads. Many vehicles that normally see daily use have been sitting idle, some unused for long stretches of time over the past couple of years. Like humans, vehicles tend to perform better [...]

Get Into Gear2022-04-19T16:55:34+12:00

You Don’t Have To Make A Purchase To Make A Positive Impact

Browns Bay town centre has been eerily quiet. With parking aplenty, and empty benches at the beachfront, Omicron has played a significant role in keeping folks at home. Town centres such as ours are left questioning their ongoing viability as businesses confront a third year of trading in a global pandemic. We have every confidence [...]

You Don’t Have To Make A Purchase To Make A Positive Impact2022-04-19T17:03:16+12:00

Welcome To New Community Constable Simon Fox

Community policing is about investing time in developing relationships. That is the foundation for positive influence and problem-solving. So says the new Browns Bay community constable Simon Fox. A former tradie with a science degree, Simon moved to Auckland from England's south coast in 2004. During his seven years as a police officer, he has [...]

Welcome To New Community Constable Simon Fox2021-06-08T13:38:09+12:00

Inspired By Our Environment

A community beautification initiative funded by Auckland Council's graffiti prevention team is bringing life to the perimeter wall around Browns Bay police station. The collaboration between NZ Police, council, recreational services and Northcross Intermediate School, with a mural designed and led by local artist Juliana Coelho, was inspired by the environment and activity of Browns [...]

Inspired By Our Environment2021-06-08T13:38:43+12:00

Whale Tail Sculpture Comes to Browns Bay

The next leg of the journey for the whale tail entitled 'Where You Belong - Ocean Series' has begun. Now that internationally renowned local artist Jane Mason Studios has finished painting the sculpture, the local community can enjoy this unique piece of artwork created specifically for our town. It is on display in the empty [...]

Whale Tail Sculpture Comes to Browns Bay2023-02-13T10:52:38+12:00

Winners of the SHOP LOCAL for Mother’s Day Promotion

Thanks to everyone who entered the SHOP LOCAL for MOTHER'S DAY promotion. It was a bumper competition with over 4,200 entries. Here are the five lucky winners: CHRISTIANE FEVRE - Friday flo cardi, Namaskar silk scarf, and a Louenhide handbag to the value of $300 from Bath Boutique. Winning ticket from Augenstein's Jewellers & Watch [...]

Winners of the SHOP LOCAL for Mother’s Day Promotion2023-02-13T10:52:47+12:00

Welcome to The Clyde

John and Pauline Purdon moved from Glasgow to Rothesay Bay in 1997. As the new owners of The Clyde (formerly Velvet Gypsy) they arguably offer customers the best of both worlds:  high professional standards (honed during more than 30 years in corporate) combined with warm Scottish hospitality. "We want our patrons to enjoy an old-fashioned, [...]

Welcome to The Clyde2020-06-17T16:23:15+12:00

Whale Tales 2022

Thanks to the voters who helped to select the design of a beautiful piece of art which could eventually become part of Browns Bay’s landscape. The Whale Tales 2022 art trail will showcase 100 uniquely designed whale tail sculptures throughout Auckland for 10 weeks. This event is run by WWF-New Zealand, in partnership with Wild [...]

Whale Tales 20222021-03-03T18:09:42+12:00
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